Caja sometimes dies when moving files

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Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by CliveMcCarthy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:41 pm

This has been an issue with Caja for years. When I try to move files with <Ctrl-X> followed by <Ctrl-V> the file operations dialog sometimes stops reporting progress after a number files have been successfully moved and then hangs. The file movement stops but there is no error message and the only thing to do is kill Caja and let it restart. It's a drag. :(

It has happened when I'm moving just ~40 files ~500 MB nothing special. This is a longstanding bug, has nobody else noticed it? :roll:

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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by all41 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:37 pm

Are you moving files within an hd, or from one hd to another?
The results will dramatically differ.
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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by CliveMcCarthy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:12 am

From one disk to another. Typically a USB memory device to an SSD.

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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by Flemur » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:20 pm

CliveMcCarthy wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:12 am
From one disk to another. Typically a USB memory device to an SSD.
How about a different file-browser (pcmanfm or xfe) or "cp" in a terminal?
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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by CliveMcCarthy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:05 pm

Of course I could simply use cp or mv but I'm not looking for a work around, I'm looking for the problem to be fixed. It's a bug.

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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by jretropie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:13 pm

Nemo has this problem too. I think they share the backbone codes. No fix for many years.

Here's the link of the problem:
https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo/issues/1683

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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by Flemur » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:03 pm

CliveMcCarthy wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:05 pm
Of course I could simply use cp or mv but I'm not looking for a work around, I'm looking for the problem to be fixed. It's a bug.
Nobody here is going to fix it.
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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by CliveMcCarthy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:24 pm

"Nobody is going to fix it" ? What is this? It seems to be a well documented and reproducible bug.

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Re: Caja sometimes dies when moving files

Post by gm10 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:29 pm

CliveMcCarthy wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:24 pm
"Nobody is going to fix it" ? What is this? It seems to be a well documented and reproducible bug.
He said nobody here is going to fix it. If you want the caja devs to fix it, then you need to tell the caja devs. And preferably with some more details, which shouldn't be a problem if it's as well documented as you say. Haven't experienced it myself.

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